The Impressive .45 Colt/.410 Handguns
The .45 Colt/.410 handgun market has been driven and defined by the popular Taurus Judge series of double-action revolvers. With the success of the Judge, other manufacturers have released new or redesigned models in order to provide dual-caliber shooting options for this growing segment of the market. Here are some of the models currently available:
.45 Auto Rim In .45 Colt
Aside from differences in the dimensions of the cartridge case, the Auto Rim round has a significantly thicker rim, approximately 0.090" versus approximately 0.060".
The Colt .45
The most recognized item in any Texas Ranger's wardrobe, outside his circular Silver Star badge, has to be his sidearm.
Handloads: A Mild-Mannered .45 Colt
Two sets of handloading data exist for the .45 Colt, due to the myriad guns chambered for the cartridge during the last 150 years. For this load, I referenced .45 Colt (Revolver) data that, “may be used in older guns as long as they are in good condition.”
I Have This Old Gun: Colt Second Generation Buntline Special .45
One of the things Hollywood does well is create legends. And one of the most enduring to come out of the television Westerns of the 1950s and ’60s was the Buntline Special, a Colt Single Action Army with a 12" barrel.
NRA Gun of the Week: Taurus Judge Pistol
The Taurus Judge has stood the test of time so much so that it has earned its place as an NRA Gun of the Week. Learn more ain this video hosted by American Rifleman's Kelly Young.
New for 2021: Uberti 'Teddy' Revolver
Uberti USA now offers a reproduction of a Colt Single Action Army owned by President Theodore Roosevelt.
The .45 Colt: History and Performance
From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.
NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger Redhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP Revolver
Our NRA Gun of the Week is the .45 Colt/.45 ACP stainless Redhawk revolver.
Video—ARTV Rifleman Review: Taurus Judge Revolver
American Rifleman's Kelly Young takes a look at the Taurus Judge, a DA/SA five-shot revolver.